The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting applications for its Eastern States Recreation and Visitor Services Program.
Donor Name: Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
State: Selected States
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 5 Years
The BLM’s Eastern States (ES) Recreation and Visitor Services Program oversees a broad and complex set of recreation related programs that provide a multitude of recreation opportunities and experiences.
ES Program Strategic Goals
The Recreation and Visitor Services Program provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities that benefit the public and local communities. The program is also responsible for implementing Administration and Department priorities, including projects to improve racial equity, diversity and inclusion; help strengthen the U.S. economy; and reduce impacts to the environment and climate. The program is also prioritizing implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act; the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; the Great American Outdoors Act; the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act; Executive Order (E.O.)
In 2024, the BLM ES will support the Department’s priorities by focusing on projects that build healthy communities and economies, advance environmental justice, address the climate crisis, and provide safe and equitable access to outdoor recreation opportunities for all Americans. These projects will:
- Connect with youth, tribes, and underserved communities to foster public lands stewardship.
- Improve climate resiliency on public lands while enhancing outdoor recreation opportunities and activities.
- Enhance access to quality recreation opportunities for nature-deprived communities.
- Identify and remove outdoor recreation barriers and expand recreation opportunities for all.
- Provide an enhanced, more sustainable recreational experience by delivering up-to-date and engaging visitor information online and in person,
BLM (ES) has an opportunity to work with partner organizations to assist with the following:
- Increase and enhance access to BLM public lands and waters.
- Increase and enhance recreational opportunities.
- Enhance public satisfaction at BLM recreation sites and areas.
- Collect visitor and recreation resource data by conducting inventories and visitor assessments.
- Conduct inventory, monitoring, data management, assessment and planning on BLM public lands and waters.
- Locate, inventory, monitor, survey, and nominate significant caves on BLM public lands.
- Provide enriched visitor services, information, interpretation and education, including websites.
- Protect visitor health and safety
- Improve accessibility for persons with disabilities.
- Improve motorized and non-motorized trails including trail construction and maintenance, comprehensive travel and transportation inventory and assessment, planning management and monitoring.
- Enhance community-supported partnerships in tourism, marketing, and conservation.
- Strengthen relationships with sovereign Tribal nations by elevating indigenous voices on public lands through the Native American Tourism and Improving Visitor Experience (NATIVE) Act.
- Engage with diverse stakeholders and traditionally underserved populations to achieve a better understanding of how recreation contributes to their lives.
- Enhance and increase responsible recreation messaging.
- Develop and offer training and education, including workshops and webinars.
- Advance responsible recreation values.
- Estimated Total Funding: $150,000
- Maximum Award: $185,000
- Minimum Award: $1,000
Agreement terms for funded projects are estimated to range between one and no more than five years and are determined based on the period of performance as stated on the recipient’s project proposal.
- State governments
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Special district governments
- Independent school districts
- Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Private institutions of higher education
For more information, visit Grants.gov.